Police officer killed in southeast Turkey amid escalating violence

July 23, 2015 12:57 PM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A Turkish police officer was shot and killed and a second wounded on Thursday in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the latest in a series of attacks that began with a suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State, security sources said.

The shooting, which occurred in the center of Diyarbakir, comes one day after two police officers were killed in an attack in Ceylanpinar on the Syrian border for which militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)claimed responsibility.

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